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2023 Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Rabbit

The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year for many Asian families. Lunar New Year, commonly known as Chinese New Year, is an official holiday in many countries including China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

The 2023 Lunar New Year begins on Sunday, January 22, and ends on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Each year is symbolized by an animal of the Chinese Zodiac. This year, it's the rabbit.

Lunar New Year Dining in Bellevue

Chinese New Year is another season to celebrate and what better way to bring in the Year of the Rabbit than to gather family and friends and feast! Here are some of Bellevue's favorite Asian and Chinese restaurants to celebrate with your family and friends in true Chinese style.

Whole Five-Spiced Crispy Duck at Peony Kitchen | Stir Fried Lamb with Green Chili Peppers at La Bu La | Braised Pig Ear at MonGa Cafe |

  Seafood Noodles at Baron's Xi'An Kitchen & Bar |
  Hot pot at Boiling Point |
  Braised Lamb Casserole at Shanghai Cafe |  
Baron's Xi'An Kitchen & Bar | 425-625-2165

Peony Kitchen | 425-502-7652

Monsoon East | 425-635-1112

Wild Ginger | 425-495-8889

Din Tai Fung | 425-698-1095

Boiling Point | 425-455-8375

Dough Zone | 425-454-3333

Haidilao Hot Pot | 425-679-6408

King's Chinese Restaurant | 425-378-8009

La Bu La | 425-688-7991

Nuodle | 425-395-9999

PAVO Bellevue | 425-698-1083

The Dolar Shop | 425-390-8888

Hakka House | 425-679-6922

Crispy Dover Sole at Peony Kitchen | Pork Trotters with Rice at MonGa Cafe | Seafood Hotpot at King's Chinese Restaurant |

The Bellevue Collection | January 13 - 22

The Bellevue Collection, along with Seattle Chinese Culture and Arts Association, are hosting an in person Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Marking the 12th year of bringing this celebration to Bellevue, this day-long Lunar New Year event runs from 11am to 6pm in Bellevue Square's Center Court and will feature performances, crafts, displays and more to honor the cultural heritage of the community.

From festive décor like lanterns, dragons and colorful lights to Dining District restaurants unveiling traditional dishes and specialties, join The Bellevue Collection as it celebrates Year of the Rabbit!

  2022 Year of the Tiger at The Bellevue Collection |
  2022 Year of the Tiger at The Bellevue Collection |
Live Performances
The live celebration will include traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations including music, dance, visual and fine arts, and a Chinese Lion and Dragon Parade performed by the International Lion Dance and Martial Arts team. Additional performances by the Hengda Dance Academy, Seattle Shaolin Kung Fu Academy, Seattle Ensemble of Songs and Dances will take place throughout the day on Saturday, January 14 from 11am-6pm.

Lucky Lunar Card
Pick up a Lucky Lunar Scratch Card from January 13 - 22 at Guest Services in Bellevue Square's Center Court. Each card contains a special dining offer from one of the Asian-inspired restaurants at the Dining District or a chance to win an $80 Bellevue Collection Gift Card.

Lantern Craft
With kiddos? Starting January 13, a rabbit craft will be available for children to take home from Guest Services and lucky red envelopes are available on January 14.

Other highlights include:

  • Traditional Displays - Throughout Bellevue Square, discover beautiful costumes, cultural artifacts and calligraphy on display provided by Overseas Community Affairs Council, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Wing Luke Museum.
  • Pop Spot - Stop by the pop spot in Bellevue Square's Center Court to take a photo in front of our Lunar New Year backdrop.
  • and more!

Visit Bellevue Square to see an array of cultural information and décor beginning Monday, January 9, 2023.

For more information and additional details, visit 2023 Year of the Rabbit.

Chinese New Year Celebration | Chinese New Year Celebration | Chinese New Year Celebration |
      photos by jami davis, bellevue collection  

Lunar New Year at Marketplace at Factoria | January 12 - February 6

We are celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with fun and interactive activities!

January 12 - February 6

  • Enjoy the art installation from Sun-Young with the Studios of Fine Arts, located next to Funtastic Playtorium

January 22 – February 5

  • Take photos at the Lunar New Year Photo Backdrop, located in Center Court

January 28

  • From 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. watch Mak Fai Kung Fu Club perform the Lion Dance and Kung Fu show in the South Court near Panera and throughout the center!
  • From 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. watch Shirley Wang Phung and the Seattle Guzheng Academy perform a ensemble, duet and solo performance in the Center Court
  • From 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. snap a picture with a rabbit costume character near the photo backdrop for the Year of the Rabbit


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Updated: January 21, 2023
Video courtesy of The Bellevue Collection; Lunar New Year photos by Jami Davis

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